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(Chron)   Deer season in Texas means big business for Texas butchers, even the 7-yr old ones   (chron.com) divider line 6
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2012-12-03 12:32:48 PM  
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Spanky3woods: JoeCowboy: My 2 boys tagged 3 deer this year after the first three years of being shutout. Between the buck mount and processing, we're going to have a grand in deer cost this year. We don't have all the meat back yet, but we got the fresh meat back. Still missing the sausage and the smoked meat (but it's ready for pickup)

JC

Yeah. You don't really want to know how much that venison cost you on a per pound basis.


It can get pricey if you don't already have a lot of that gear - most folks interested in hunting have a lot of it already though. For example:

- Truck - Already owned for camping, boat hauling, etc.
- Lease - Don't need it around here. National Forest is free and open, and a decent place to hunt
- Rifle - Already owned a couple I can use for hunting (it's a hobby/obsession)
- Bullets - See above
- License - $25 for first deer, $15 for follow-on does, so not too bad
- Clothing - Already owned for camping and work
- Deer blind - My cheapy $50 one works just fine
- Deer feeders - Not legal here, so NA
- Game Camera - Bah, don't need one.
- Camping gear - Already owned, all my kids are in scouts.
- Knives/processing equipment - KNife was cheap, and the local processors are pretty inexpensive too

Not true for everyone, sure, but on a per pound basis, it isn't too bad (120 lbs of venison so far this year). At least, that is what I keep telling my wife.
2012-12-03 12:22:34 PM  
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JoeCowboy: My 2 boys tagged 3 deer this year after the first three years of being shutout. Between the buck mount and processing, we're going to have a grand in deer cost this year. We don't have all the meat back yet, but we got the fresh meat back. Still missing the sausage and the smoked meat (but it's ready for pickup)

JC


Yeah. You don't really want to know how much that venison cost you on a per pound basis.

- Truck
- Lease
- Rifle
- Bullets
- License
- Clothing
- Deer blind
- Deer feeders
- Game Camera
- Camping gear
- Knives/processing equipment
- etc. etc. etc.

Actually like just sitting in the blind when it is quite and with good friends. Poker and beer and night
2012-12-03 12:14:28 PM  
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maniacbastard: They are pretty small. The ones on site at NASA look like horned great danes.


When I lived in Kodiak, Alaska, I was amazed by how small Sitka deer were compared to the typical Illinois white tails. Everything else in the state is huge, but the deer were pipsqueaks.
2012-12-03 12:09:51 PM  
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ChipNASA: Ow! That was my feelings!: "A hunter will pay about $70 for "standard process" for an 85-pound deer. "

That's processed weight, right? If not, that might explain why so many Texans come to Colorado to hunt, the local deer are friggin tiny.

Yeah, but they're *so much tighter*.....


nice, +1.
2012-12-03 12:09:12 PM  
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eas81: For you city folk that think that meat comes from a supermarket this is not strange. Those of us that grew up in the back woods learn how to use a gun and a knife and how to gut the creatures that we take from nature at an early age. Helped with my first Steer when I was five.

/CSB


I'm a city folk (currently live in Chicago, grew up in the burbs) and I was taught at a young age to hunt, fish, clean, and butcher animals. Growing up, all my friends were a combination of morbidly curious and grossed out whenever I would show them a deer hanging in the garage waiting to be butchered.

But I agree with what you're saying. City folks tend to have little common sense when they're outside their element of concrete and steel
2012-12-03 12:07:23 PM  
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eas81: For you city folk that think that meat comes from a supermarket this is not strange. Those of us that grew up in the back woods learn how to use a gun and a knife and how to gut the creatures that we take from nature at an early age. Helped with my first Steer when I was five.

/CSB


i grew up minutes outside of NYC. i too learned how to use a knife and a gun at a very young age. i never used the phrase "gut the creatures that we take from nature at an early age" but I believe i can relate to where you're coming from.
 
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